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The Frank Harris Preface Project

Inspired by Alasdair Gray's excellent Book of Prefaces, it is my intention to put as many as possible of Harris' prefaces and introductions online. Visit this page regularly for more of the same.

The Texts

  • Harris was vexed at Shaw's greater success as a playwright: in his tetchy introductions to Shakespeare and His Love and Joan La Romée he gave vent to his annoyance.
  • In Harris' introduction to Confessional he gives us some of his favourite quotes from other, better, essayists.
  • In his preface to Pantopia Harris makes a strange confession of self-censorship.